Baseline report on diet and physical activity

Study on diet and physical activity amongst youths and adolescents for non-communicable diseases prevention

UNICEF South Africa/2022


Between November 2020 and May 2021, UNICEF carried out a comprehensive study on diet and physical activity in 10–to-19-year-olds and 20-to-24-year-olds. This entailed an in-depth literature review, scoping of policy documents, identification of interventions led by youth, and identification of vulnerable groups. Additionally, focus groups were consulted in four provinces and three polls were conducted through the site Internet of Good Things. The combined research methods have resulted in key findings and recommendations to inform government departments and other key stakeholders on evidence-based actions to improve the diet and physical activity levels among adolescents and youth in South Africa, for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases.


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